Helmholtz-RSF Joint Research Groups
The Helmholtz Association and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) laid the foundation for their cooperation in a joint “Letter of Intent” in February 2015. The new program “Helmholtz-RSF Joint Research Groups” aims at establishing a privileged partnership between the two organizations. The objective of the program is the identification of common interests and goals in research, pursued by both the Helmholtz Association and the research institutions in Russia. The main focus is placed on the support and development of young researchers. The program entails three calls for proposals, each of which will fund six bilateral projects. The project duration is limited to three years each and a funding amount of up to 130.000 Euro per year from the Incentive and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association. The Russian Science Foundation will provide equal funding.
The first round of call for proposals focused on the topics of Biomedicine and Information and Data Science. The second call for proposals was officially opened on 1 September 2017 and covers the topics of Climate Research and Energy Storage and Grid Integration. The deadline for applications for the second round is 30 November 2017. The third and final call in 2019 will comprehend the areas of Materials and emerging technologies.
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